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be·je·sus

also be·jee·zus  (bĭ-jē′zəs)
n. Slang
Used euphemistically for intensive effect in idioms such as scare the bejesus out of (someone) for scare (someone) very much.
interj.
Used to express exasperation, annoyance, or surprise.

[Alteration of by Jesus.]

bejesus

(bɪˈdʒeɪzəz)
interj
an exclamation of surprise, emphasis, etc, regarded as a characteristic utterance of Irish people
n
the bejesus (intensifier) used in such phrases as beat the bejesus out of, scare the bejesus out of, etc
[C20: alteration of by Jesus!]

be•je•sus

(bɪˈdʒi zəs, -ˈdʒeɪ-)

n.
1. dickens: scared the bejesus out of me.
interj.
2. (used as a mild oath.)
[1905–10; by Jesus]
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I can't be sure, but I'd bet my advent calendar that it was bought off the 'underwater' shelf of the 3D shop, (which presumably resides in the laxatives aisle) and only served to scare the bejeezus out of all of us.
And that scared the bejeezus out of everyone around him.
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With the mission going horribly wrong from the start, the father and son are forced to lock, load and blow the bejeezus out of the city's underworld goons.
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I mean this game will positively scare the bejeezus out of you.